Sandvik AutoMine

Mine approves automating multiple machines

A mining services company plans to automate its earthmoving equipment. An Australian resources operation will soon install new autonomous technology that effectively controls multiple machines at...

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Management of noise in mining

Noise in mining may be defined as an undesirable sound lacking musical quality. Depending on the sources from which it is generated, noise can be classified as intermittent, impact or impulsive...

Apple watch to monitor noise exposure and decibel levels - health and safety initiative

Noise exposure monitoring to feature on Apple Watch

Apple has released a health and safety initiative on it latest watch OS6 update to likely to be rolled out in September this year. The Apple Watch software development team has incorporated a warning...

noise control and mitigation in mining

Noise control | Are we succeeding?

Cabin Noise and the external Noise of mobile mining equipment have been the enemies of the industry for ages. But are we winning the noise control mitigation battle? We examine the various...

Noise control knob

Exposure & Control of Noise

We live in a noisy world of traffic, urbanisation, machinery, electronic devices and recreational activities. All these contribute to a background level of noise we experience whilst away from work...

noise dosimeter

Your own portable iPhone noise dosimeter

A free noise dosimeter app created by Australian Hearing Services now allows mineworkers to measure noise doses with relative accuracy. Soundlog is an iPhone noise dosimeter that will measure Laeq...

ears to the ground noise in the mining industry can leave worker with long term effects

Ears To The Ground | Noise in the mining industry

People working in the quarrying and mining industries face a number of occupational health challenges including the debilitating effects of noise-induced hearing loss. The Australian Institute of...

AMSJ April 2022